High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- English Dub Casts Lee George, Christopher Llewyn Ramirez
posted on by Karen Ressler
FUNimation Entertainment announced two English dub cast members for High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- prequel film on Thursday. Lee George is playing Ikuya and Christopher Llewyn Ramirez is playing Asahi. Caitlin Glass is directing the English dub, taking over for Jerry Jewell, who directed the dubs of the first two seasons.
Funimation will release the film on Blu-ray Disc and DVD this year.
High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- was directly inspired by the High Speed! novel that had been loosely adapted into the original Free! television anime. Whereas the Free! anime centers on Haruka and the other swimmers during high school, High Speed! followed the characters during middle school. The second volume of the novel series shipped in July 2014. The film opened in Japan in December 2015.
Kyoto Animation's first Free! anime about the Iwatobi High School Swim Club premiered in July 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Discotek released the first season on DVD with English subtitles in North America in May 2015. Crunchyroll streamed an English dub of the first season in December 2015, and the company released the season with Funimation on both Blu-ray Disc and DVD last May.
Free! Eternal Summer, the second television anime season, premiered in July 2014. Funimation streamed the second season as it aired, and released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America with an English dub in February 2016.
A third television series will premiere this summer. The anime's "episode 0" will have event screenings in Japan.
Source: Funimation's Twitter